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Blackfriars Road Cordoned Off Due To 'Police Incident' In London

21/11/2015 15:04 GMT | Updated 21/11/2015 15:59 GMT

Three men have been arrested after Blackfriars Road in London was cordoned off due to a security alert.

A car stopped during the incident is reported to have Belgian number plates.

A police statement said: "At 13:44hrs on Saturday, 21 November, officers stopped a vehicle on Blackfriars Road at the junction with Cambridge Circus.

"The occupants of the vehicle - three men - were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle. They currently remain in custody at a south London police station

"Roads have now reopened."

Rumours of a suspicious package and a bomb scare remain unconfirmed at this time.

A police helicopter is also at the scene.

The capital is on high alert after the terror attacks in Paris last week.

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